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Deputy Manager Full Time

at Ryman Stationery in Kingston upon Hull (Published at 16-01-2020)

Deputy Manager - Hull - 37.5 Hours

Location: Hull

Department: Deputy Manager

Salary: Competitive

The Job: Deputy Manager
The Hours: 37.5 Hours (5 out of 7 days)
Location: Hull
All the teams in Ryman, in our stores and in our Retail Support Centre, demonstrate how passionate about retail we are, by putting our customers first and sharing the vision to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do. We deliver results with energy, enthusiasm and passion. We are all resilient, innovative and adaptable team players.

  • Be an ambassador for Ryman and the wider Theo Paphitis Retail Group by showing interest in learning everything about the business and your role and positively sharing this knowledge with our customers and your team

  • Confidently and professionally handle customer complaints and difficulties

  • Drive a culture of excellent customer service ensuring all team members engage with customers enthusiastically, establish customer needs and help them to purchase by matching products to those needs through the application of a high level of product knowledge whilst highlighting relevant promotions and upselling

  • Create a great working environment for your team, leading by example and motivating your colleagues to drive sales, profitability and achieve agreed objectives

  • Deputise for the Store Manager in their absence

  • Effectively communicate sales targets and results to ensure the team understand their role in delivering them

  • Operate the till in an efficient manner, processing all transactions with a high regard to customer care and loss prevention procedures

  • Ensure the security and accuracy of all company systems and ensure that all systems are utilised by all team members as per company policies and procedures

  • Assist the Store Manager with the planning of store resource in order to profitably operate the store within agreed budgets

  • Promote high visual merchandising standards; ensuring that store housekeeping standards are high and continually achieved

  • Acquire and promote a high level of product knowledge and continue to develop that knowledge both for yourself and your team

  • Recognise and act upon opportunities to increase the value of sales by offering appropriate additional items

  • Ensure the team achieve and exceed expectations set by the Store Manager and business at all times

  • Attend meetings and training when required

  • In the absence of the Store Manager liaise with Retail Support Centre departments when dealing with matters concerning employee recruitment, training, disciplinaries and conduct

  • In the absence of the Store Manager assume full accountability for the overall security and safety of our people and property ensuring the Branch operates in line with company policies and procedures

  • In the absence of the Store Manager take full accountability for any areas delegated to you


  • Passion for the Ryman Brand and our associated companies

  • Passion for exceeding customer expectations

  • Enthusiastic, driven and focused on achieving results

  • Self motivated with an ability to work well independently and as part of a team

  • Confident approach towards maximising sales opportunities

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and challenges whilst meeting deadlines

  • Ability to positively adapt to change, every day is different and the pace is fast

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • A dedication to learning and developing your own skills and those of your team

  • Flexibility towards working hours and location


  • Fantastic training to help you complete your role and be the best you can be, with the option to continue your development into a more senior role if you wish to progress within our business

  • A great team to work with where everyone is supported to make a difference at all levels

  • An opportunity to complete an apprenticeship in management

  • Fantastic weekly bonus (discretionary) should you and your team achieve your agreed weekly KPI targets

  • Annual bonus (discretionary) of up to 10% of your salary if your Branch achieves agreed KPIs

  • Ongoing incentives to reward performance

  • Generous discount at Ryman and the other brands within the Theo Paphitis Retail Group

Please note this job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other duties as and when required.


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